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The language of diversity, however, is of critical importance, because language itself has been determined by the people in power—and that language has been used to justify discrimination.

“Although the meanings of cultural diversity predate the late 60s and 70s, the frequent use of the term ‘diversity’ begins, I think, with 1970s multiculturalism,” he said.

Black and African AmericanRace and skin color bring up an important aspect of diversity language.

This article began with a caveat of sorts about the fluid nature of language, and BIPOC is perhaps the most recent “new” term in the language of diversity.

The language of diversity as it relates LGBTQ+ people, women, and other groups should also be discussed.

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